Leafs looking to make some lineup changes for upcoming clash against the Coyotes

Published December 28, 2022 at 11:53 PM
BY OWEN HOGG
During the team skate on Wednesday, we got a glimpse at a potential lineup change for their game Thursday against Arizona. Joey Anderson and Wayne Simmonds wore the practice gray jerseys, which means that Dryden Hunt could draw into the lineup on Thursday in Arizona. Hunt skated at practice on the fourth line alongside Pontus Holmberg and Zach Aston-Reese.

After last night's game against the Blues, it was clear the team had some challenges, and could benefit from a change or two. Hunt will bring a defensive-minded game to the fourth line, which should blend well with Holmberg and Aston-Reese, who are very strong defensively as well.

Hunt's debut has been delayed a few games after he was acquired from the Avalanche in exchange for Denis Malgin back on December 19. While it appears likely that we'll see Hunt's Leafs debut tomorrow, we'll have to wait until tomorrow's morning skate to see if Keefe gives him the nod.

As previously reported, Morgan Rielly is slated to return to the lineup on Thursday as well.


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